[CUA Office of Public Affairs]                                                                                                                                     Oct. 11, 2001

Key Bush Adviser on Bioethics to Give Lecture at CUA 

 

University of Chicago bioethicist Leon Kass, one of President George W. Bush’s key advisers on the stem cell research debate, will give a lecture entitled “Follies of Freedom and Reason: An Old Story” as part of the CUA School of Philosophy’s Fall 2001 lecture series, “Freedom and the Human Person.”

           

Dr. Kass will deliver the speech at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in the William J. Byron S.J. Auditorium at the Columbus School of Law.

 

Originally trained both as a physician and a biochemist, Dr. Kass was appointed chair of President Bush’s newly formed advisory council on bioethics in August. He has written extensively about cloning and other ethical and philosophical issues raised by biomedical advances.

 

His lecture at CUA is one in a series of fall discussions on man and freedom that will be offered by CUA’s School of Philosophy. Lectures will be held at 2 p.m. each Friday through Dec. 7 in the Life Cycle Institute at The Catholic University of America.

 

Admission is free and open to the public. For a listing of other topics and presenters, visit http://philosophy.cua.edu/ or call the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259.

 

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